lumineer vs veneer

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment for those looking to improve their smile. Porcelain veneers and Lumineers® are both great options to help discolored and disfigured teeth. Both forms of veneers can give you a healthier-looking smile with thin shells that are bonded to your teeth.

Drs. Chin offer Lumineers®, porcelain veneers and many other cosmetic dentistry procedures in Las Vegas. These types of veneers have many similarities, but each one has unique advantages.

Lumineers®

Lumineers® are a specific brand of veneer that offer you a little more freedom than their porcelain counterpart. One of the biggest differences between porcelain veneers and Lumineers® is that Lumineers® give you instant results that are also reversible. Other veneer options require the surface of your teeth to be ground down to accommodate the shells. Lumineers® are so thin that your teeth need little to no alteration. If you don’t like the look or feel of them, you can simply have them removed.

Another great perk of Lumineers® is that they are essentially pain-free and require the same upkeep as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally. Lumineers® are also matched to the color of your adjacent teeth. They can be done in just two visits and tend to be more durable. Your Lumineers® could last up to 20 years.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. These dental veneers are also bonded to your teeth and match your surrounding teeth. They require each tooth to be augmented in order to affix the shell on top. You can personalize your veneers with specific tooth shapes and sizes. Porcelain veneers are irreversible, but can give you the permanent smile you’ve been wanting.

Your temporary porcelain veneers can be done in two visits, but you will need to wait for your permanent veneers to be custom made for you.

Who Can Have Dental Veneers?

Veneers are great for those looking to fix cosmetic issues with their smile. However, they can’t fix structural problems. The best candidates for veneers have teeth that are:

  • Discolored
  • Crooked
  • Misshapen
  • Gapped
  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Worn down

If you’re interested in Lumineers® or porcelain veneers, please contact our cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas at (702) 445-7075 today to schedule your consultation. Drs. Chin serve clients in Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson, Nevada and surrounding areas.